So here I am, sitting at Incheon Airport in Seoul, waiting for my connecting flight to Vienna. My thoughts are still in Hanoi though, with the many friends that I was able to win in the short time here, and with the many unforgettable moments that have truly enriched my life.
The warmth that I experienced here has left a deep impression on me and I’ll do anything to keep the “European way of life” from immediately pulling me in again.
If we believe that our higher prosperity and living standards are a sign that we are more advanced than this country with its more than 90 million inhabitants, we may well be mistaken.
A TV ad for a widespread credit card comes to mind, which I watched and discussed with some students. It features a father attending a baseball game with his son:
Two tickets: 46 dollars. Popcorn and Coke: 27 dollars. Autographed baseball: 50 Dollars.
Real conversation (with your son): priceless.
There are some things money can’t buy. For everything else there is MasterCard.
Shortly before my cab ride to the airport, I treat myself to one last coffee in the Urban Coffee Station, a Starbucks-like cafe near the Volunteer House.
While in my first blog entry, I had no idea what to expect and just knew that I wanted to try it, now I found a harmonious answer for myself on the wall of the cafe: We must take adventures
I am not sure if I have already found “my place”, but I’m sure that this trip was well worth it and I am a big step further in my search ….
Translation from German: Serena Nebo
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